Spring at Longenecker

It was so busy today, I wasn’t able to take any photos.  We hit the ground running with our plant pick-ups with four trips today as the last day of our plant sale (clearance) continued at the Horticulture Center.  We had a new grounds person (Alex) start as well as a new assigned garden volunteer (Sharon).  Our grounds staff of Big John, Terry, Larry H., Cindy, Janice and Alex all had a full day.  Thanks to our plant sale volunteers today of Ken, Steve, Tina, Sylvia, Dale and Mary Kay. They did a great job keeping the sale going although we had a dismal turnout unfortunately.   Our other volunteers included Kathy P., Marv, Ron R., Ron Y., Dave, Jim, Vern, Barb C., Dick H., Maury, Kevin C., Nancy with four RECAPPERS, Dr. Gredler, Alan M. and many more!  All the photos here were from my visit Sunday afternoon at Longenecker Gardens at the UW-Arboretum (Madison, WI, USA). Enjoy!

‘Declaration’ lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora) – woody shrub

‘Charles Joly’ French lilac (Syringa vulgaris) – woody shrub

‘Frederick Law Olmsted’ French lilac (Syringa vulgaris) – woody shrub


‘April Dawn’ rhododendron (Rhododendron hybrida) – woody shrub

Lotus Moon™ pearlbush (Exochorda x macrantha ‘Bailmoon’) – woody shrub

‘Cameo’ flowering quince (Chaenomeles x superba) – woody shrub

‘Windy City’ dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii) – woody shrub

interesting bark of the Sakhalin corktree (Phellodendron amurense var. sachalinense) – woody tree

double hazzard cherry (Prunus avium ‘Plena’) – woody tree

redbud (Cercis canadensis) grouping with Lavender Twist® (‘Covey’) in the foreground – woody trees

beautiful redbud (Cercis canadensis) above – woody tree

white redbud (Cercis canadensis f. alba ‘Royal White’) – woody tree

‘Charming Lady’ magnolia [Magnolia hybrida – (M. ‘Lennei’ x M. ‘Toro’)] – woody tree (above and below)

‘Pink Weeper’ crabapple (Malus × gloriosa ‘Oekonomierat Echtermeyer’) – woody tree

‘Van Eseltine’ crabapple (Malus)  – woody tree

‘Solar Flair’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – woody tree

‘Lois’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – woody tree (above and below)

‘Elizabeth’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – woody tree (above and below)

‘Purple Haze’ lilac (Syringa hybrida) – woody shrub

‘Pink Charm’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – woody tree (above)

‘Burgundy Spire’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – woody tree